Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Social and Economic History

Derek Hattemer, M.A.

Derek Hattemer M.A.
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Derek Hattemer is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and the University of Basel. In Winter Semester 2023/24 he joined the Chair for Social and Economic History as a visiting scholar and is currently a full-time visiting lecturer.


In his Ph.D. dissertation (“Underwriting Autarchy: Commercial Life Insurance for the Masses in Interwar Italy and Germany”) he examines the promotion of mass life insurance policies under the Fascist and Nazi dictatorships as an ideologically palatable alternative to social insurance for the savings economies and mixed welfare systems of both regimes.


Office hours: Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00



Social and economic history of Germany and Italy

Business History

Fascism Studies



2019 - M.A. European History, Humboldt University of Berlin

2014 - B.A. Political Science, University of Chicago



WiSe 2023/24 - UE 51452 - History of European Integration: Critical Perspectives and Debates, 1950-2023

SoSe 2024 - UE 51472 - Vergleichende Ansätze in der Faschismusforschung

SoSe 2024 - UE 51450 - Industrial Policy in Historical Paradigms of State Economic Intervention, 19th and 20th Centuries